April 3, 2018 10:49 IST

IAF chopper crash lands near Kedarnath temple

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An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crash-landed in Kedarnath on Tuesday, police said. The accident took place when the MI-17 chopper was trying to land far from the Kedarnath shrine.
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There were eight people -- six passengers, pilot and co-pilot -- onboard but all are safe with minor injuries, an official told IANS.
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The hilly area is quite risky for helicopters.
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On June 10, 2017, a chopper belonging to a Mumbai-based private aviation company crashed in Badrinath while taking off, killing an engineer onboard.